Position Announcements

Professor (with special responsibilities) Marine Coastal Fish Habitats and Management

Applications are invited for a position as professor with special responsibilities in Marine Coastal Fish Habitats and Management.

The professorship is affiliated with the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua), Section for Ecosystem based Marine Management in Copenhagen.

Section has a focus on interdisciplinary research improving our
understanding of marine ecosystems and how they are managed. In this
context, the professorship will serve to strengthen the coupling between
fish biology, fish ecology, habitats and systems management.
Furthermore, the professorship will serve to develop research needed for
advisory tasks in relation to coastal fish management and environmental
directives, such as the Water Framework Directive, NATURA2000 and
Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

Responsibilities and tasks
The primary research focus of the professorship is: Coastal fish habitats
and integrated management under multiple changing pressures. The
successful candidate is expected to ambitiously contribute in shaping
and directing the research area as appropriate for a leading technical
university. Duties of the professor include (1) participation in
teaching at the bachelor, master and PhD levels, (2) providing advice on
coastal fish management and on anthropogenic impacts on coastal
systems, (3) development of concepts and techniques for habitat
restoration and environmental improvement in marine coastal ecosystems,
(4) development of tools for integrated management and (5) enhancement
of international research cooperation within marine habitats and coastal
systems management.

The professor will cooperate closely with
other research groups in the Section for Ecosystem Based Marine
Management as well as in DTU Aqua as a whole. Cooperation with research
groups in DTU Compute, DTU Environment and DTU Civil Engineering is also

A position as professor with special responsibilities
is held for a limited time period and involves all the usual duties
associated with a full professorship, as well as fixed-term specific
duties which will vary according to the research program.

The position is intended for a candidate with a strong profile in field
work in coastal systems and research underpinning integrated systems
management. The candidate should also have an outstanding track record
in internationally acknowledged research, including well-documented
international recognition within their research field. Employment
implies original research at the highest international level.

In order to secure the desired strengthening of the coupling between
ecology and management, the applicant is expected to have considerable
documented interdisciplinary knowledge. Knowledge and experience of
integrated coastal zone management or research related to national
implementation of EU directives will be an advantage.

In the assessment of the candidate, consideration will be given to

  1. the candidate's qualification for handling the special, function-related assignment(s) that are associated with the position
  2. scientific production at international level, research potential and ability to lead and develop a research team
  3. the ability to teach
  4. the ability to promote and utilize research results
  5. experience with innovation activities
  6. an all-round experience basis, including international experience
  7. the ability to contribute to the development of the department’s internal and external cooperation
  8. the ability to attract funding to the research area
  9. visions within the research area

Furthermore, consideration will be given to research leadership in implementing and
coordinating multidisciplinary research groups and research programs
comprising field, experimental and modelling activities.

Salary and terms of employment
The salary and appointment terms are negotiated individually in accordance with the current collective agreement for Danish University Faculty Members.

The position is available for a 5 year period and may be extended for up to 3 more years.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Fritz Köster, +45
3588 3000, email: FWK@aqua.dtu.dk or Head of Section Anna Rindorf, +45
3588 3378, e-mail: AR@aqua.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Aqua on www.aqua.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2013. Apply at www.career.dtu.dk

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given
consideration. To apply, please open the link 'apply online,' fill in
the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in
one pdf file. The file must include:

  1. Application (cover letter) addressed to the President
  2. CV
  3. List of publications indicating scientific highlights
  4. Documentation of teaching experience
  5. A plan for future research

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

is a technical university providing internationally leading research,
education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,000 advance
science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the
demands of society; and our 7,000 students are educated to address the
technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic
university collaborating globally with business, industry, government,
and public agencies.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide
research, advice and education at the highest international level within
the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources,
the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well
as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 260
employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The institute is
organised into eight scientific sections which carry out the research,
educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a
number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the
research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Charlottenlund,
Hirtshals, Silkeborg as well as on Dana.